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Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
« Reply #1560 on: March 25, 2012, 05:31:44 AM »
That album is a cute idea. How's the execution IYO, dude?  I'm not buying his 'Look, if I don't do it now, I'll never do it', which sounds too PR/sound bite-ish.  Maybe the years have just cynicised me towards Sir Paul, Workingclass Reverse Snob . . . .

I have not listened. I'm saving it for the right mood.  :)

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« Reply #1561 on: March 25, 2012, 05:32:01 AM »
BTW, it's album art like that which starts the Paul has got one wooden leg rumors . . . .
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Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
« Reply #1562 on: March 25, 2012, 10:59:05 AM »
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« Reply #1563 on: March 27, 2012, 12:18:14 PM »
Should be an interesting read when it arrives:


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« Reply #1564 on: March 27, 2012, 04:15:07 PM »
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« Reply #1565 on: March 27, 2012, 10:35:34 PM »


Thanks for that. Simply had to order it! Of course it all snowballed until the order contained 5 books on France and Paris.

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« Reply #1566 on: March 28, 2012, 02:12:11 AM »
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« Reply #1567 on: March 28, 2012, 07:26:42 AM »
Received yesterday these CDs:

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Carly Simon: Christmas Is Almost Here (Again)
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Tangerine Dream: Machu Picchu cupdisc + a card with Edgar Froese's autograph!  :P
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« Reply #1568 on: March 28, 2012, 09:44:48 AM »
Thanks for that. Simply had to order it! Of course it all snowballed until the order contained 5 books on France and Paris.

n__n I got through the first few chapters today, it's super neat. I almost wish it had more photographs (there are only a couple) - they are quite haunting.
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« Reply #1570 on: March 29, 2012, 08:42:56 AM »


Classic recording. I own every recording Evans made from the very beginning to the end. He's simply one of the most engaging jazz musicians I've heard. He swings, he's lyrical and melodic, has a great harmonic language, and he's always tasteful. Enjoy the music.
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« Reply #1572 on: March 30, 2012, 05:10:53 PM »
Classic recording. I own every recording Evans made from the very beginning to the end. He's simply one of the most engaging jazz musicians I've heard. He swings, he's lyrical and melodic, has a great harmonic language, and he's always tasteful. Enjoy the music.

I was first introduced to Evans through Kind of Blue (like most people, I suppose) and immediately found him fascinating.  I own The Last Waltz and Consecration so I've got his later work covered.  I heard the three disc Village Vanguard recordings a while back and loved them and considered ordering that, but I felt it would be biting off a bit more than I can chew musically right this second, so I decided to save it for ordering in a couple of weeks.  I also own Moonbeams and Undercurrent but the tubby sound and all ballad thing on Moonbeams isn't clicking with me right now, and I wanted to hear Evans in a trio format so Undercurrent is out for serious listening.  I suppose you could say I have something of a love/hate relationship with Evans, but I thing that 'hate' is a bit strong.  Sometimes he clicks with me, sometimes he doesn't, but when he does it is pure magic.  I've never heard Portrait in Jazz so it seemed like a good point for restarting my journey with Evans.

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« Reply #1573 on: March 30, 2012, 06:19:59 PM »
I was first introduced to Evans through Kind of Blue (like most people, I suppose) and immediately found him fascinating.  I own The Last Waltz and Consecration so I've got his later work covered.  I heard the three disc Village Vanguard recordings a while back and loved them and considered ordering that, but I felt it would be biting off a bit more than I can chew musically right this second, so I decided to save it for ordering in a couple of weeks.  I also own Moonbeams and Undercurrent but the tubby sound and all ballad thing on Moonbeams isn't clicking with me right now, and I wanted to hear Evans in a trio format so Undercurrent is out for serious listening.  I suppose you could say I have something of a love/hate relationship with Evans, but I thing that 'hate' is a bit strong.  Sometimes he clicks with me, sometimes he doesn't, but when he does it is pure magic.  I've never heard Portrait in Jazz so it seemed like a good point for restarting my journey with Evans.

Interesting that Moon Beams hasn't clicked for you yet. It's probably my favorite Evans album if truth be told. I do dig his trio with Motian and Lafaro though but what respectable jazz fan wouldn't? Moon Beams signifies the heartbreak Evans felt after Lafaro's death, so you could say it's one of his most personal albums. It connected with me instantly but this may be because I was already coming from a heavy Evans diet having heard albums like Portrait In Jazz, Waltz For Debby, Explorations, Sunday At The Village Vanguard, and Everybody Digs Bill Evans. When I heard Moon Beams, it was a completely different experience for me. It felt like I was listening to someone bear his soul to the world, which he was. It took Evans a year to record this album, which is pretty unheard of for a jazz musician not to record anything for such an extended period of time.
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« Reply #1574 on: March 31, 2012, 03:27:12 AM »
Interesting that Moon Beams hasn't clicked for you yet. It's probably my favorite Evans album if truth be told. I do dig his trio with Motian and Lafaro though but what respectable jazz fan wouldn't? Moon Beams signifies the heartbreak Evans felt after Lafaro's death, so you could say it's one of his most personal albums. It connected with me instantly but this may be because I was already coming from a heavy Evans diet having heard albums like Portrait In Jazz, Waltz For Debby, Explorations, Sunday At The Village Vanguard, and Everybody Digs Bill Evans. When I heard Moon Beams, it was a completely different experience for me. It felt like I was listening to someone bear his soul to the world, which he was. It took Evans a year to record this album, which is pretty unheard of for a jazz musician not to record anything for such an extended period of time.

Interesting perspective.  I don't doubt that I'll click with Moonbeams in time, but I haven't been in an all ballads mood as of late.

By the way, are you familiar with Ahmad Jamal's Live At the Pershing?  Essential stuff.

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« Reply #1575 on: March 31, 2012, 08:31:00 PM »
Interesting perspective.  I don't doubt that I'll click with Moonbeams in time, but I haven't been in an all ballads mood as of late.

By the way, are you familiar with Ahmad Jamal's Live At the Pershing?  Essential stuff.

Yeah, I don't really like Ahmad Jamal too much. Give me Monk, Evans, Peterson, Red Garland, Hampton Hawes, Bud Powell any day over Jamal.
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Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
« Reply #1576 on: March 31, 2012, 11:13:25 PM »
It was about time to purchase these two discs...

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Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
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Re: Today's Purchases (Non-classical)
« Reply #1579 on: April 08, 2012, 01:42:08 PM »
I've wanted these for a while (Lennie Nieuhaus). Not sure why I waited so long, as I've played many of these pieces in one form or another...

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